Oil rich Arab Islamic nation with millenia of history, still struggling for stebillity following 2003 overthrown of dictator Sadam Hussein.
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Pascale's kitchen: Beets galore

This week, I am bringing you four beet recipes that are extremely easy to prepare: Beet kubbeh soup, beets stuffed with a vegan filling, a spicy and tangy raw beet salad and beet carpaccio.

Iran-backed militia behind attack on Iraqi PM - security officials, sources

Iran is unlikely to have sanctioned the attack as Tehran is keen to avoid a spiral of violence on its western border, sources and independent analysts said.


Is Iran behind the drone attack against Iraqi PM? - analysis

The attack on Iraq’s Prime Minister is another step in drone warfare and is a message by pro-Iran groups in Iraq that the prime minister is not safe.

Iraqi PM chairs security meeting after drone attack on residence

The assassination attempt follows clashes between Iraqi security forces and supporters of Iran-backed parties disputing October election results.


Baghdad clashes hurt 30 as Iran-aligned parties dispute Iraq vote results

A significant violent clash occurred between government forces and supporters of the political parties, most of which have armed wings and are aligned with Iran.


Voices from the Arab Press: Colin Powell, successful military man and failed politician

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.


Could Iraq's post-election protests undermine democracy? - analysis

Protesters have gathered in Baghdad and are seeking to overturn the election. This could be similar to the January 6 crisis in the US, but with different implications.  

Why the Gulf matters to the Kurdish region of Iraq - analysis

In the wake of the end of the Gulf crises in 2020, there is a lot of room for the Kurdish region to grow its contacts in Doha and Abu Dhabi.

After Iraqi elections, Iraq's Kurdistan region is in the spotlight - analysis

Kurdish parties won considerable gains with a large number of seats in Iraq's parliament, but low turnout has meant that it appears many are cynical or apathetic about what might come next.

'The Iran touch': Iran is behind decline in Lebanon, Iraq - Bennett

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Iran is behind the bloody gunbattles in Beirut as well as the rise of the anti-Iran cleric in Iraq's election.

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